Diane Pham

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

by , 05/01/11

Kate Middleton, eco-friendly wedding rings, sustainable weddings rings, Welsh gold, local fashion, Royal Wedding, Prince William, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

Even though the royal wedding has passed, there’s still a lot of buzz going around over the ceremony and dress – but what about that eco-fabulous ring? Designed by Wartski, a Welsh family-run jewelry business founded in the late 1800s, the sparkling band was in fact hand-crafted from gold mined from the mountains near Anglesey in Wales. The gold originally belonged to Queen Elizabeth II, who gifted the precious piece to her then-engaged grandson to give to his blushing bride.


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  1. frankdlv May 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    How is making a ring from a lump of gold that was mined and given to the Queen, specifically for future wedding rings, repurposing? It’s not like the Queen smelted down a crown or something to make the ring from…

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